The dynamics of diaspora: the transformation of British Jewish identity
Cesarani, David (2001) The dynamics of diaspora: the transformation of British Jewish identity. Jewish History and Culture, 4, (1), 53-64.
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The classic model of diaspora constructs the process of population change as spatial, along a horizontal axis, and sequential, with one wave following another. Taking the history of the Jews in modern Britain as a case study, this article argues that we need to take account of the multi-layered character of diasporas, the possibility that vertical alignments are as important as horizontal ones, and that ideological currents may sweep through the different layers of a diaspora simultaneously. The differentiation between types of diaspora is crucial for understanding the internal dynamics of Jewish history and Jewish/non-Jewish relations. Each type engenders a different sort of identity and entails different relations with the ‘host society’.
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BM Judaism
D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
|Divisions:||University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Humanities > History
|Date Deposited:||06 Oct 2005|
|Last Modified:||27 Mar 2014 18:03|
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